iPad Pro (2020) deals at Amazon: Discounted as low as $680!

  1. iMore Question's Avatar
    My I phone 5c storage is full and not working properly. How do I transfer my storage from my phone to a usb hard drive so I can erase from phone to gain memory and storage capacity back?
    08-11-2015 05:27 PM
  2. Bigeric23's Avatar
    It's not that simple. Have you tried a cleanup?
    08-11-2015 06:29 PM
  3. iEd's Avatar
    You may want to check this out.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    08-11-2015 06:35 PM
  4. OceanBerry's Avatar
    Oddly the easiest way is probably to use a Windows PC (not a Mac). You can copy out pictures & videos from the monthly "directories" that appear when you attach the phone via USB, and copy them to a large USB drive or other mass storage. I have tried a Lightning-port connected storage device that also has a USB port (Not the one in the link above), but it was slow and buggy for extracting photos. Be sure that your copies are readable! Once you have deleted photos, remember (on iOS 8.x) to go into Pictures, then the Deleted Photos Album, and "really delete" them. Otherwise the storage won't be freed. You may also have other apps that have saved data which can be pulled into a PC or Mac via iTunes Sync. Check the Apps details in iTunes.
    Last edited by OceanBerry; 08-11-2015 at 10:31 PM. Reason: to add something relative to the previous poster
    08-11-2015 10:30 PM

Similar Threads

  1. From 6 to 6+
    By pat74 in forum iPhone 6 Plus
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 08-13-2015, 07:11 PM
  2. iPhone 5S - Battery problem?
    By iMore Question in forum iPhone 5s
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 08-12-2015, 12:33 AM
  3. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-11-2015, 05:19 PM
  4. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-11-2015, 05:15 PM
  5. Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-11-2015, 04:21 PM